The TWiVsters reveal the puppet master: an RNA virus injected with wasp eggs that paralyzes the ladybug so that she protects the cocoon until the adult emerges.
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- ASM grant writing online course
- Who is the puppet master? (Proc Roy Soc B)
- Why ladybird?
- Ladybird ladybird
- Dinocampus coccinellae
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiV 443
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